Thursday, 25 September 2014

Crush of the week...


* The whole Retexuluxe Range

Unlike my skincare and makeup products, I tend to change my shampoo and conditioner quite frequently. And, like most great relationships, after a while, my hair starts getting used to certain products, I get bored, and eventually, they lose their magic!

Ok, so my hair's latest squeeze, is SALON SCIENCE®
Retexuluxe Shampoo and Conditioner. I discovered Salon Science a few months ago in Boots whilst shopping for Bumble and bumble. The bottle looked super boring, but I was promised by the sales assistant that its branding reflects the cutting edge scientific expertise used to formulate premium skincare. SALON SCIENCE® Retexuluxe contains Swiss grape seed procyanidins, natural tocopherol, and uses plant stem cells and bio-active technology within the formulations which have not, until now, been available in haircare.

She also promised it would intensely nourish, retexturise my lifeless, and chemically damaged hair, to create a radiant, and healthy finish. 
I totally fell for it of course! 

Unconditional love...

Upon first use, my hair felt so smooth in the shower, I wasn't sure if the conditioner had fully washed out! It's seriously that good! Also, I didn't even need my tangle teezer after, which is an actual miracle! My hair texture has definitely improved, and the colour looks a lot more vibrant, and shiny.  

Definitely a keeper ;)

Available from Boots
Prices start from £13.00

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Crush of the week...


It's so difficult to find a mattifying toner that will keep your skin moisture free, without stripping your skin of its natural oils. 

Problem solved. I came across holistic facialist, Antonia Burrell's Forest Dew Skin Conditioner whilst shopping on this amazing new beauty website Sable Beauty.

It took me a couple of days to notice its benefits because of how hot it was over the summer, but with persistence, and once temperatures had dropped, I suddenly realised how great it is compared to my usual toner.

Almost like magic, it reduces, and adds moisture to your skin in all of the right places. It balances sebum levels whilst deeply hydrating the skin, and it doesn't strip, or make your face feel uncomfortable like most oil free toners. It's alcohol free, 100 per cent natural, and contains Swiss Alpine, and cucumber extracts which alter the skins moisture and PH levels, boosts circulation, preparing it for absorbing serums and moisturisers.

Forest Dew Skin Conditioner also helps to treat and control inflammation, redness, large pores, giving you fresh looking, radiant, and dewy skin. 

Available from Sable Beauty

Monday, 8 September 2014

Be cool Honey Bunny... the Pulp Fiction makeup collection is here!


Anyone who obsessively bought Chanel Rouge Noir in the 90's (yes, I started buying Chanel when I was young) will know that Mia Wallace is a total style icon. 

As a child of the 90's, I watch Pulp Fiction every day, listened to the soundtrack, had the poster, and desperately wanted to be as cool Mia Wallace. So I was super excited to hear that Urban Decay have created a limited edition collection, inspired by the 'completely badass' Mrs. Mia Wallace, to celebrate Pulp Fiction's twentieth anniversary. 

I know, it really has been that long!

The Pulp Fiction collection has everything you need to recreate the dark, and edgy look that Mia Wallace has in the film. Here's how you create the look:

- 1 -

The Eyeshadow Palette (£17.50) contains five shades of Eyeshadows to create her smokey (I haven't slept for 5 nights straight) eye. The amazing shiny black case features the fateful Ezekiel passage voiced by Jules Winnfield in the film. I would buy this and never use it, because the packaging is so cool.

- 2 -

The Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner (£14.00) in, of course, Gunmetal. The black with black and silver sparkle wasn't worn by Mia Wallace, but I think this definitely adds to that glazed over look she had in the film. I would do the classic cat flick, but if you want to go for the full effect, smudge a little under your lower lashes.

- 3 -

Finish the eyes off the Perversion Mascara (£17.00) which glides on and gets you 'sexed up in one stroke' for bigger, blacker, badder lashes! Apparently, its insane how black they get. 

Probably as black as Mia Wallace's soul right?

- 4 -

Now for the lips. Recreate that famous blood red pout with the he 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil (£13.00) and the The Revolution Lipstick 

 - 5 -

Finish the look off with the Pulp Fiction nail colour (£10). This blood red, chip-resistant formula has a high-gloss finish that’s tough and durable, yet flexible. 

Now, lets just "shut the f**k up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence."

Available from Urban Decay